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Provence Day Trips from Avignon

Provence Day Trips from Avignon

From lavender-laden landscapes to Roman treasures and a spectacular coastline, Provence and the south of France are full of historic and natural charms. Here are a few ways to see the best of Provence from Avignon.


Half-Day Tours

Even on a shorter half-day tour, there are plenty of interesting sites in Provence that are within easy reach of Avignon. Go wine-tasting through the vineyards around Châteauneuf-du-Pape, discover top attractions such as the Roman ruins of Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn of life in the Middle Ages at medieval Sénanque Abbey, with seasonal photogenic lavender fields. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh around the seaside town of Arles, or visit historic Oppède-le-Vieux—surrounded in the summer months by scented lavender fields.

 

Full-Day Tours

Full-day Provence tours delve deeper into rural France, allowing travelers to spend more time at sites of interest. Follow the Ochre Trail from Roussillon to Bonnieux and Ménerbes, admire terraces of stone houses perched atop a mighty cliff face in Gordes, or browse for souvenirs among the narrow streets and open-air markets of Les Baux-de-Provence. Along the way, sample Côte du Luberon wines in family-run wineries and gain insight into centuries of winemaking history.

 

Things to Know

  • Half-day tours into Provence from Avignon typically last about five hours, while full-day tours last about nine hours.

  • Tours typically include pickup and drop-off at your Avignon hotel, guide, transportation, and entrance fees where applicable.

  • The best time to see the Provence lavender fields in full bloom is from the end of June to early August. Sunflowers bloom in July.

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Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

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Soak up Provence’s exquisite natural beauty on a full-day tour from Avignon. Cross expansive plateaus covered in lavender blooms as you travel to several enchanting French villages such as Sault and Roussillon. Browse lavender shop and markets, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and learn all about Provence’s symbolic flower at Lavender Museum in Coustellet. The small-group format ensures a flexible and personalized tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

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Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.61
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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

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Discover charming southern Provence with a private full-day tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence from Avignon. Wander Aix’s Cours Mirabeau, an elegant boulevard laced with 17- and 18th-century mansions, cafés and boutiques, and tour Paul Cézanne’s final art studio (additional expense). Continue to bustling Marseille for a sightseeing expedition to Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and Vieux Port (Old Port).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$438.64
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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon
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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

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Explore the breathtaking Provençal countryside on this small-group tour from Avignon. In a comfortable coach, wind through hills blanketed in grapevines and lavender, stopping at area highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard and the Antiques of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit the rocky perched towns of Les Baux de Provence, Roussillon, and Gordes, where you enjoy splendid views, architectural tours, and souvenir shopping.
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  • 10 hours
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Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon

Best of Luberon in an afternoon from Avignon

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Journey back in time to historic Provence on this half-day tour from Avignon. Then continue to other perched villages like beautiful Gordes and Rousillion.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans

Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans

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Follow the trail of the Romans through ancient Provence on this private half-day tour from Avignon! With an expert guide, visit celebrated Roman ruins and hear tales of Roman emperors, conquests, engineering and architecture in southern France and beyond. See the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard aqueduct and travel to the city of Nîmes to view the Magne Tower, the Arena of Nîmes and the remarkable Maison Carrée (Square House), a masterfully preserved Roman temple.
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  • 4 hours
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$214.42
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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon

Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon

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Make your trip through Provence even more exquisite with a private guide! On this 4-hour tour from Avignon, discover Provence’s lavender fields and perched Luberon villages. Tour the countryside by mini-coach, soaking up the Mediterranean landscape and admiring hilltop castles and expansive vineyards. Roussillon. Be impressed by the famous red ochre soil and the authenticity of this colourfull hilltop village. Then, picture from the panorama view point, one of the most beautiful village of France : Gordes. End your tour with a photo stop at the Abbey of Senanque, where you will admire the lavender fields (blooming period from mid-June to July).
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  • 4 hours
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Saint Remy, Les Baux and Pont du Gard Small Group Day Trip

Saint Remy, Les Baux and Pont du Gard Small Group Day Trip

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Journey back in time to Roman and medieval Provence on this half-day tour from Avignon. Visit Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see the triumphal arch and funeral monument. Continue to the rocky hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence to explore key sites like St Vincent Church, the Hôtel des Porcelets and the ruins of Baux’s medieval castle, and finish with a stop at the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard, a towering Roman aqueduct.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

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Live the story of Van Gogh on a private half-day tour of historic Provençal landmarks from Avignon. Journey to beautiful seaside Arles, where the tortured artist was inspired to create famous works such 'Le Café de Nuit’ and 'La Maison Jaune’. With an expert guide, see where Van Gogh lived — including the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum — and learn about his sometimes tragic life. Conclude with visits to the ancient Roman sites of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the UNESCO-listed Arles Amphitheatre.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.46
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Discover Villages in Luberon Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

Discover Villages in Luberon Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

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Discover Provence’s lavender fields and enchanting villages with a 5-hour trip from Avignon. Travel through the countryside by comfortable coach, marveling at the bursts of color that make up the region’s Mediterranean landscape. See the ochre quarries of Roussillon, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and enjoy a refreshing walk in Fontaine de Vaucluse. The small-group format ensures a custom experience for all!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Lavender in Luberon Small Group Half-Day Trip

Lavender in Luberon Small Group Half-Day Trip

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Admire Provence’s lavender fields in full summer bloom on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the lavender fields in bloom. Free time in Roussillon to wander and do shopping in lavender shops. Learn about the distillation process and how to use the essential oil of lavender from your tour guide. Photo stop at the panorama view point of Gordes. Then drive to the Abbay of Senanque to take pictures. Many photo stops included in picturesque lavender fields. Enjoy personalized attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 5 hours
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Avignon & Luberon Experience

Avignon & Luberon Experience

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With your guide, discover the rich, historical centre of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the panoramic view of the surroundings and the Rhône River, Pont d'Avignon by walking up to the top of the fortified city walls and Rochers des Doms. Visit the largest gothic-style Popes’ Palace whereby successive popes resided between 1309 and 1377. Continue on to the Place de l'Horloge, the Town Hall and the Theatre. Enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a restaurant close to the palace.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Private Provence Tour: Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur Sorgue

Private Provence Tour: Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur Sorgue

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The beauty of France has inspired thousands and its Fontaine de Vaucluse is no exception. Embark on a private tour from Avignon to see mythic place where the Sorgue River originates as well as the Isle sur la Sorgue, a charming island city filled with antique shops and art galleries. Poets like Petrarch found the spring source and its wild surrounds simply enchanting—it's likely you will too.
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  • 4 hours
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$213.85
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